News, views and articles about Resource Futures and our role in developing the circular economy.
The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) is to fund the development of a guidance document on reuse and recycling technologies for use in low- and middle-income countries.The report is being led by Professor David C Wilson MBE, the current CIWM Senior Vice President and Patron of WasteAid UK. It will be delivered by WasteAid UK with support from Resource Futures and will draw together the experience of WasteAid UK staff and associates, as well as other organisations that have delivered ‘waste to wealth’ projects.read more
Well my confession is that I have never really focused on the social side of the sustainability triangle. I have always viewed activities which have a more social slant as the “nice to do” things but I am quick to try and pick apart the financial robustness, replicability or scalability. The environment and economic arguments have always resonated more strongly with me through my career as I have tried to engage people and deliver behaviour change. So, I’m ashamed to admit my triangle has been more isosceles than equilateral in the past.read more
Resource Futures has announced that it has become a Certified B Corp, part of a global movement to redefine success in business. At an event to mark its ten-year anniversary, CEO, Sam Reeve, announced that it would be joining nearly 2,000 B Corporations from more than 130 industries in 50 countries using business as a force for good.read more
Independent sustainable resource management consultancy, Resource Futures, has opened a new office in Scotland with the appointment of Allan Sandilands. Allan joins as senior consultant with over 11 years’ experience in the construction, consultancy and non-profit sectors.read more
The next generation of green leaders are gathering in Brighton & Hove next week (Wednesday 12 October 2016 from 09:30 – 14:45), as youngsters from local schools gather for their own Eco Conference.read more
In 2007, the nation was shown how “it’s not easy being green” in a Channel 4 TV programme fronted by Dick Strawbridge. A year before, Resource Futures was officially formed with Network Recycling, The Recycling Consortium and SWAP merging. Read more on CIWM Online Journal.read more
In 2015 Resource Futures delivered the national municipal waste analysis in Wales for WRAP and the Welsh Government. This was the first time a comprehensive study had been commissioned within the UK to include all the Local Authorities in one nation. The aim was to capture data on significant waste streams and deliver robust data sets for Wales as a whole as well as individual local authorities. This was achieved over two seasonal phases through the analysis of kerbside collected refuse and food waste in every Welsh authority, and commingled recycling where appropriate. Other waste streams such as HWRC residual waste, trade waste and litter were also incorporated into the analysis to give a full picture of waste in Wales.read more